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Kitaoji Rosanjin―The Renaissance of Japanese Ceramics: The Path to Contemporary Art

Chiba City Museum of Art


Rosanjin Kitaoji
Rosanjin Kitaoji (1883-1959) started out in the fields of calligraphy and engraving, but in 1922, when in his late 30s, he turned his attention to creating ceramics as “kimono for food,” emanating from his interest in food from nature. It surpassed mere dishware-making: by exploring the country’s tradition surrounding the tea ceremony that had been at the centre of Japanese culture since the Middle Ages, he became the leader of a ceramics renaissance. This exhibition, while centering on the work of Kitaoji, adds works by his contemporaries. It will also display examples of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese antique ceramics that they studied. These rich achievements in Showa-period ceramics formed the foundation of modern ceramics and offer glimpses into the future.


Jul 2 (Tue) 2019-Aug 25 (Sun) 2019 

Opening Hours Information

Closes at 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Closed on the 1st Monday of each month.
(Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. )
Closed during the New Year holidays.
Open until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday. Closed on Aug. 5 (Mon).
FeeAdults ¥1200, University Students ¥700
VenueChiba City Museum of Art
Location3-10-8 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 260-0013
Access7 minute walk from Yoshikawakoen Station on the Chiba Urban Monorail, 10 minute walk from the East exit of Chibachuo Station on the Keisei line, 15 minute walk from the East exit of JR Chiba Station.
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